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2TO SOUTH MAIN ST"REET, The Best, Most Complete and Most 0 0 7S4H EVI Al. e. . . . FIRST-CLASS BOARDING . Stylish Line of Large Shady Grounds. Convenient to Street Cars. Nicely Furnished. Rates from $7 to $10 per Week. Reduction made to Families. and CMldreofs em oy Mrs. T. H. Gary. f M s Temperance Column. tty the Ocala Temperance Reform Club. Edited by firs. Kate Liddell and floore. Miss Daisy Tlwr Club meets every Sunday afternoon at four o'clock in Temperance Hall. The Public are invited. Shut Up the Saloons. , Probably no young man, start ing out in life, ever took the first glass of liquor with the expecta tion or intention of becoming a drunkard. But the tangible and ostensible fact that there is today ti vast army of drunkards in the United States shows conclusively that all men are not their own masters. The approachers of this damnable vice or crime are so in sidious, the steps so gradual that thousands have trodden the road without being conscious of their danger, and only realized their sit uation when the drink habit had become so firmly fixed that it had mastered thjm. Let anyone who is in the habit of drinking even moderately, ab stain from his cup a while and he will, to his astonishment, find how his appetite has been captured. The victim is allured by the Cir cean cry "that there is peace where there is no peace." A great many drink to show their manhood and great will force, when they only exhibit how devoid of manhood thev are. Noteriety ! It reminds me of the cuplet inscribed on the picture of the temple of fame in the old speller when I was a boy, "The aspiring youth who fired the Kphcsien dome outlives in fame the pious fool whe saved it." The saloons are responsible for this state ot things. 1 hey are the drunkard makers. "It must needs be that offences come, but woe un to him by whom the offence comes." Is not he who affords the opportunity for man to fall in to temptation, who smooths the path of ruin, morally guilty of the downfall of the erring one ? Tried by the standard the saloon must be adjudged guilty. Not one man in a hundred of all those who are the victims of rum today would ever have acquired the habit had there been no such an institution sls the saloon no easy way of be coming accustomed to drink. It is one . of the most deadly properties of that slow poison, al cohol, that it gradually sets up a depraved appetite in the diseased and altered tissues of the body; it creates a thirst that nothing can allav but more alcohol. A man entirely under the influence of the drink fiend, would, face death when the desire is upon him, so much so that if a glass of whisky was placed within reach and a can non loaded and ready to blow him up, he would take it without a mo ment's hesitation. This is one of the ghostly incidents of a drunk ard's career that the apologists for and defenders of the saloon suffer to rest in discreet silence. It is a fact that should be firmly impress ed upon the mind of every boy, taught in every school room and thundered from every pulpit that any indulgence, even moderate, in rum in any form, is liable to set up this drink thirst and when it is es tablished the victim is no longer his own master. The horrible craving; of this damnable thirst can be assuaged only by more rum, and this in turn increases the deseased condition of the body, and renders the craving still more irresistable. The only rtfuge is the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Life is V one long scene of temptation and yielding thereto. it is evident it tnere were no saloons, the temptation to become drinking men then would be re- moved entirely from tens of thous ands and minimized tor tens of thousands more. The strongest and best work that can be done for temperance is that which has for its object the closing forever of the doors of the saloon in this county. With the saloops abol ished there would then remain but little yet to do in order to com pletely and forever pulverize the rum power. n. k. wiLLinni Tonsorial Artist. Hair Cutting, Shaving, Dyeing .and Shampooing Done in Latest Style. Call and eive me a trial. Montezuma block, Ocala, Fla. Do you want to invest your money where it will bring you 20 per cent. ? If so, inquire of I. Stevens, who represents the Georgia State Building s Loan or we will loan you from one to ten thousand dollars on good approved real estate. Remember the place, at A. E. Burnett's Jewelry Store, Ocala, I la. A. IE, HOLLAND, Local Agent of the American Detective Agency of Indianapolis, Ind., undertakes the recovery ot lost or stolen property, investiga tion of crime. Collecting a spe cialty. John W. Pearson, CLOT ire MARKET AT iisaters Mitchel. DEALERS IN 1 UOoQ III v .S .-1 Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines and Fancy Goods, Stationery, &c. Soda Water and Ice Cream. Physician's Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. Post Office Druor Store. m WW , W W W W W W W W W w w J. A. Pittman & Co., T---T . .-? - - L' ' '- U L. P. J ti meat! Laboratory FOR Undertakers and Embalmers. Dealers in Coffins, Iron and Wood en Caskets, Burial Outfits. Charges lower than ever before in Ocala. Also dealers in all kinds of Second-Hand Furniture. Prompt attention given orders by mail or telegram. to all ANALYTICAL AND TECHHIGAL CHEMISTRY, 5 P. O. Box 402. Ocala, Fla. This Laboratory makes a specialty of Chemical Analysis of Phosphate, but all other kinds of analysis will receive prompt attention. We have the patronage of the Gie des Phosphates de France; Messrs Thuiller cc Clarke, the Consolidated Phos phate Co., and their clients. Assays and Analysis of Earths. Waters and Fertilizers. The most approved methods followed. All reasonable as consistent with hich class of work. rates as H3 Laboratory located on second flo$r of Southern Express Co's bldg. lea Li s n Agent. Phosphate and Timber Lands. Property ry. (i,ity Bought, Sold and Rented. OCALA, XxY. OUR LITTLE STORE If we always take the cash, the hash Delmonico Hotel. Handy to Depot. Best of Table Delicacies.' Large, Nicely Furnished Rooms. Kates $1 per TDay. Special rates by the week. North Magnolia St. & The Ocala Photo Co. opposite m ontezuma Hotel. inest Photos, Portraits and Views. we are sure to get AT Our Little Store. Bacon, Flour, Meal, Grits, Lard, Butter, Sugar, Crackers, Soap, Starch, Tobacco, Cigars, Canned Goods, Etc. Etc. French Cafe. OCKLAWAHA AVENUE AND MAIN STREET. Opposite Ocala House, BABIES QUICK AS A WINK! OCAIyA, XIOIJ: IDA. Also patentee of the Famous Guano Distributer, which may be seen at OUR LITTLE STORE. Ocala, Fla. Meals Served from 7 a. m.to 9 p. m. Charges Moderate but StrictlySCash. Special Orders Extra. 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